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Neil McLACHLAN

Regimental number3878
Place of birthYan Yean Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationSchool teacher
AddressMeredith, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, N McLachlan, Meredith, Victoria
Enlistment date9 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


'Skilful leadership of Platoon resulting in the capture of an enemy strong-point at Glencorse Wood near Ypres on 20 September 1917.'
Recommendation date: 22 September 1917

FateKilled in Action 10 August 1918
Place of burialRosieres Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row B, Grave No. 15), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
47
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led his platoon with great dash and determination against an enemy strong point which was holding up the platoon on his left. He engaged it from the flank, and captured it with 22 prisoners.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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